Why Treat Water??

Mainswater in most western countries we can expect to be free of bacteria and virus as it is pre-treated in chemical plants, most commonly with chlorine. It can however can be tainted by many substances as it passes down the pipeline to your home, with the potential to include not only chlorine, but aluminium, lead, asbestos, pesticides, sulphur, sediment, and rust. Treatment at drinking water taps is most common using a carbon based filter that will remove taste and odour issues.

As water is collected from rooflines and fed into rainwater tanks, it collects sediment, bacteria and viruses that can be dangerous to the health of your family if consumed without treatment.

Treatment can be done in two ways, by liquid dosing with Acquasafe or Tanksafe or by treating the water with UV.
Liquid dosing up to every two months and testing with test strips, helps to keep nasty bacteria at bay and should be followed with 1 micron filtration at any drinking water taps.

Treating with UV reduces the need for strict water monitoring and requires less maintenance than dosing with Acquasafe. The first step with UV treatment is to ensure the water is filtered to remove any particulate matter.

A two stage filtration system is recommend the first to remove sediment and the second, 1 micron to polish the water, ready for UV treatment. The two-stage filtration means the UV has the ability to penetrate any bacteria in the water supply, rendering them useless to breed and cause illness.

Treating with UV is a highly effective way to sterilise the bacteria in water with the added benefit of not changing the taste of the water in any way.

Is hard water a problem in your area?

If you have hard water, you probably already know it, and a simple solution is to install a water softener. Scale build up in appliances, iron staining issues, poor incoming pressure, cloudy glassware, soaps that don’t lather and hard washing are all symptoms of hard water. Water softeners are a non-electric system to correct hard water, that is not only annoying, but can be costly and lead to premature failure of heated appliances such as dishwashers, washing machines and water heaters.

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